We maintain and develop relations between the UK and Ecuador. The British Embassy in Quito provides services to British nationals living in and visiting Ecuador.

We have an 80% Ecuadorean staff, working hard to encourage better and stronger relations between Ecuador and the UK.

Our work covers a range of issues including political, commercial, security and economic questions of interest to the UK and Ecuador.

You can access UK government services while in Ecuador.

Urgent assistance

If you’re in Ecuador and you need urgent help (for example, you’ve been attacked, arrested or someone has died), call (593) (2) 3972 200. If you’re in the UK and worried about a British national in Ecuador, call 020 7008 1500.

Get an emergency travel document

You can apply for an emergency travel document if you’re abroad and your passport has been lost or stolen, damaged or expired, and you can’t get a new or replacement passport in time to travel.

If you are due to travel in the next 24 hours, contact us as soon as possible.

If your passport has been lost or stolen you will need a police report before an emergency travel document can be issued. You can obtain a police report by completing a form with a police or judicial local agency. There is an online tool for tourists to report robbery or loss of documents and another one for general customers.

Apply online for an emergency travel document if you:

  • are over 16 years old and
  • are a British citizen and
  • have previously owned a British passport

Contact us to apply for an emergency travel document if you are:

  • over 16 years old but have not owned a British passport before or
  • not a British citizen or
  • applying for a child under 16 years old

Once you have contacted us, you will be advised to book an appointment for an emergency travel document at British Embassy Quito.

Other consular services

Notarial and documentary services

We may be able to offer notarial services. See the full list of notarial and documentary services we provide.

Consular fees

We charge fees for some of our services. See the full list of consular fees.

Our people

Katherine Ward  LVO

Katherine Ward LVO

British Ambassador to Ecuador

  • Piers Craven

    Deputy Head of Mission, British Embassy Quito

Contact us

British Embassy Quito

Citiplaza Building,
Naciones Unidas Avenue and República de El Salvador,
14th Floor
PO Box 17-17-830


Consular Section for British nationals: ecuador.consulate@fco.gov.uk

General enquiries regarding the Embassy activities: britishembassy.quito@fco.gov.uk.

Wheelchair access at the British Embassy Quito - (Report COD: SP6-PV027 Dirección de Servicios Integrales)

The British Embassy Quito has a 60,32 accessibility percentage (medium accessibility index), and it can reach 94,60% (high accessibility index) by implementing changes.

Access and opening times